Multiuser quite important still: remote users on Windows PC:s
Posted Apr 15, 2009 3:53 UTC (Wed) by eru
In reply to: Solving the ext3 latency problem
Parent article: Solving the ext3 latency problem
The big company I'm working for actually has most of its interactive Linux users on multi-user servers: This is because everyone is "of course" supplied with a Windows PC, but Linux is preferred for software development for several products, so the developers access Linux servers with X11 emulator or VNC running on the PC. This also makes it easier to maintain a consistent development environment for the users. Some people do have Linux workstations, but these are a minority.
I don't know how typical this kind of use is, but I suspect it common in technology companies needing a Linux development environment for some users but not wanting or being able to go all the way to Linux desktops.
to post comments)